Asparagus Fresh In Season Local Sprayfree - 1 bunch (approx. 250g)

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This succulent, savory vegetable contains a stimulating blend of nutrients, making this member of the lily family a fantastic food for your health.

Asparagus is extremely low in calories at about 20 per serving (five spears), has no fat, and is low in sodium. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It may come as a surprise to some to know that there are three varieties of asparagus: American and British, which is green; French, which is purple; and Spanish and Dutch, which is white.

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Why does asparagus make urine smell?

According to Smithsonian magazine, asparagus is the only food to contain the chemical asparagusic acid. When this aptly named chemical is digested, it breaks down into sulfur-containing compounds, which have a strong, unpleasant scent. 

What’s weirder than a veggie causing stinky pee? The fact that not everyone can smell it. Scientists aren’t entirely sure why this is. Most evidence seems to suggest that not everyone can smell the odor, though some scientists think that not everyone produces it. Either way, there are no harmful effects to producing, or smelling, the odor in urine. 

Asparagus facts

According to the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board:

  • Asparagus was first cultivated about 2,500 years ago in Greece. "Asparagus" is a Greek word, meaning stalk or shoot.
  • The Romans became great lovers of asparagus, and grew it in high-walled courtyards. In their conquests, they spread it to the Gauls, Germans, Britons and from there, the rest of the world.
  • The top asparagus-producing states are California, Washington and Michigan.
  • Asparagus is a member of the lily family, which also includes onions, leeks and garlic.
  • Asparagus spears grow from a crown that is planted about a foot deep in sandy soils.
  • Under ideal conditions, an asparagus spear can grow 10 inches in 24 hours.
  • Each crown will send spears up for about 6-7 weeks during the spring and early summer.
  • The outdoor temperature determines how much time will be between each picking. Early in the season, there may be four or five days between pickings and as the days and nights get warmer, a particular field may have to be picked every 24 hours.
  • After harvesting is done, the spears grow into ferns, which produce red berries and the food and nutrients necessary for a healthy and productive crop the next season.
  • An asparagus planting is usually not harvested for the first three years after the crowns are planted, allowing the crown to develop a strong fibrous root system.
  • A well-cared-for asparagus planting will generally produce for about 15 years without being replanted.
  • The larger the diameter, the better the quality!
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